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National Network Connecting Catholic School Leaders

National Network for Catholic School LeadersWhy a national network?

Growth, especially in times of unique circumstances, benefits from expertise beyond one’s own network. The Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame invites you to join us for a series of collaborative learning sessions focused on addressing the most urgent needs Catholic schools are facing as the pandemic continues. Our hope is to foster connections and collaboration between school leaders across the country to as to better face the challenges this year’s unique circumstances have brought us all.

What can I expect?

Each meeting will consist of a short presentation on that month’s subject followed by significant time for small group discussion and collaboration. Small groups will be assigned intentionally based on similar geography or grade band. Each session will end with time to share major takeaways as a large group. 

Meeting Details

In order to develop a robust network, we seek individuals who are able to participate for one hour at each of the following meetings to the best of your ability. If there is demand for more meetings, we will extend the monthly sessions.

Thursday, April 15th at 7:30 PM EST: Enrollment Challenges During the Pandemic

Dr. John Staud, executive director of the Alliance for Catholic Education, will share national trends and invite approaches to meeting this moment’s unique needs. 


Thursday, May 13th at 7:30 PM EST: Addressing Learning Loss in Mathematics

Dr. Christine Trinter, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education and the Alliance for Catholic Education, will discuss spark discussion about addressing math needs across grade levels. 


We look forward to seeing you this spring! Please feel welcome to reach out to Anna Busse () with any questions.